Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 5 of 5

M1910 Maxim Rear Sights

Article about: Looking for information on the various M1910 rear sights used by the Red Army. I have photos of the late type to work with looking for information on those they replaced. Thanks

  1. #1

    Default M1910 Maxim Rear Sights

    Looking for information on the various M1910 rear sights used by the Red Army. I have photos of the late type to work with looking for information on those they replaced.

    Thanks

  2. #2

    Default

    Have you tried "The Devil's Paintbrush" from Collector Grade Publications - it is an excellent resource on the Maxim.

  3. #3

    Default

    Quote by pitfighter View Post
    Have you tried "The Devil's Paintbrush" from Collector Grade Publications - it is an excellent resource on the Maxim.
    Yes, thank you for the suggestion. Dolf is a friend of mine. Not enough detail in the book for what I am looking for.

    I did recently find this thread on a Russian forum which seems to answer my questions on the various introduction dates for the sights -

    СПетрович : Пулемет Максима ,модификации ,клейма, различия по годам. : История оружия

    "По прицелам немного сложнее:
    1. выдвижной прицел царский
    2. откидной прицел с неподвижным целиком царский
    3. откидной прицел с подвижным целиком: царский-ранне советский (условно до 30 г.) (деления целика 10-5-0-5-10)
    4. откидной прицел с подвижным целиком советский (с колесом) модернизированный (деления целика 10-5-0-5-10 и 15-10-5-0-5-10) без окна
    5. откидной прицел с подвижным целиком советский (с колесом) поздний (деления целика 20-15-10-5-0-5-10-15), с "клювом" и дублирующей шкалой на стойке прицела (до 1941 г)
    6. советский прицел обр. 1941 г. (с бегунком)"

    If I have translated this correctly -

    " At gunpoint a bit more complicated :
    1. pull the royal sight
    2. folding sight with fixed whole royal
    3. Folding sight with moving entirely : royal - early Soviet (suspended to 30 g ) ( dividing pillar 10-5-0-5-10 )
    4. Folding sight with moving the entire Soviet ( wheel ) upgraded ( dividing pillar 10-5-0-5-10 and 15-10-5-0-5-10 ) without window
    5. folding sight with moving the entire Soviet ( wheel ) late ( dividing pillar 20-15-10-5-0-5-10-15 ) , with the " beak " and duplicating the scale at the front sight (up to 1941 )
    6. Soviet sight arr. 1941 ( a runner ) "

  4. #4

    Default

    Great - good stuff.
    I like it when collectors do their own research on a subject, building the database of what is available.

    I had the regular sights and the long range top cover that replaced out the regular sights, to give elevated distances.

  5. #5

    Default

    Mine is a 1939 sideplate gun, assembled from an all matching 1910 and using a side plate from a transferable MG08.

    Sight is the type depicted as #4 in the diagram in the link - "Folding sight with moving the entire Soviet (wheel) upgraded (dividing pillar 10-5-0-5-10 and 15-10-5-0-5-10) without window."

    I was trying to find where this type fit with the various other rear sights, that Russian forum helped solve the riddle.

    Also in that thread is some great information regarding the gunners kit and various tools.



Similar Threads

  1. M1910 Maxim

    In World Firearms
    07-29-2016, 04:45 PM
  2. M1910 Maxim Arrives

    In World Firearms
    06-15-2015, 02:47 PM
  3. Russian Maxim M1910

    In World Firearms
    02-21-2014, 07:39 PM
  4. Question Maxim m1910 advice

    In World Firearms
    03-14-2013, 08:55 PM
  5. A few telescopic sights

    In World Firearms
    09-17-2010, 09:53 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •